Post videos of yourself playing well.

Bender

G.O.A.T.
Does someone stand behind the court with a big fan?
Rumour is that Djokovic lost the USO 2012 final against Murray because LeeD was next door with a giant fan behind him so that he could attain a 155 mph second serve
 

leojramirez

Rookie
Today's slow feet training day, still feeling the legs from the gym a couple of days ago, or maybe its fatherhood? Haven't had a whole night sleep in 6 months...
could barely hit a proper down the line, must be getting old now...

Until 30 seconds the camera view is too high, after that its all good.
 

Born_to_slice

Hall of Fame
Those balls and court look attroucious, how can you play like that, the ball looks almost dead.
Court is actually excellent, just too short behind the baseline. Balls are 3 weeks old and it's cold, but it's better than not playing. Camera angle makes it look even worse because of extremely short fence there.
 

FiReFTW

Legend
Court is actually excellent, just too short behind the baseline. Balls are 3 weeks old and it's cold, but it's better than not playing. Camera angle makes it look even worse because of extremely short fence there.
In cold the clay usually hardens up and makes it faster, the odd thing is how soft the clay is the ball really digs in and clay spurs around everywhere.
 

Born_to_slice

Hall of Fame
In cold the clay usually hardens up and makes it faster, the odd thing is how soft the clay is the ball really digs in and clay spurs around everywhere.
Colder weather makes the bounce lower. Clay spurs around more when it's hot and court completely dry. I get triple amount of clay on my socks in those cases. But this club's all 3 courts are good and cared for competently. They're not too soft either. I think they're in Tipsarevic's ownership. Many other clay courts in Belgrade were ruined this season by heavy rain/hail storms and not repaired afterwards.
 

jm1980

G.O.A.T.
Court is actually excellent, just too short behind the baseline. Balls are 3 weeks old and it's cold, but it's better than not playing. Camera angle makes it look even worse because of extremely short fence there.
Great conditions to slice everthing
 

atatu

Hall of Fame
How/where did you mount the camera?
I used this mount and put it on the curtain wire behind the court. It didn't mount as securely as it does on a fence post so it was a little shaky at times, but it was good enough.

 

FedGR

Semi-Pro
That's a video from me hitting earlier this year with a good buddy of mine. Even though it wasn't the best hitting session we had, I cropped out all the silliness and what's left is 5 mins of me playing "well".

The first 30 seconds are pretty bad so skip that part. Also I promise to record another video soon where I play significantly better than the vid below.

 

Curious

Legend
Heres some for you from today.

85% humidity, the ball was flying out there after 2 hours of grinding.

Is there such a thing as absolute aesthetics in life or is it all relative or are we always biased in some ways?
Why does that ‘racket all the way back’ no flip forehand look so irritatingly ugly to me?! Every time the racket head goes behind your back something hurts in my eye!
Cats are beautiful creatures. Who can object to that? Maybe there’s such a thing as absolute aesthetics...
 

leojramirez

Rookie
Wow whos that girl, she hits the ball so well, omg, how old is she?
Ex junior, solid to hit with and shes just getting back after giving birth 10 months ago.

Is there such a thing as absolute aesthetics in life or is it all relative or are we always biased in some ways?
Why does that ‘racket all the way back’ no flip forehand look so irritatingly ugly to me?! Every time the racket head goes behind your back something hurts in my eye!
Cats are beautiful creatures. Who can object to that? Maybe there’s such a thing as absolute aesthetics...
No flip? Don't know what you mean mate, im pretty stiff on my wrist, fell on it on a hard court 5 years ago and its a mess. I wear a wrist support underneath the wrist band.
 

FiReFTW

Legend
Ex junior, solid to hit with and shes just getting back after giving birth 10 months ago.
Well then its normal, the fact that confused me was that she is hitting really good and yet from the long distance on the video she looks like a 10 year old girl lol.
 

leojramirez

Rookie
Well then its normal, the fact that confused me was that she is hitting really good and yet from the long distance on the video she looks like a 10 year old girl lol.
Ah yeah, shes tiny but as you can see her technique is great. Its usually the case with people i hit with that were taught at a young age.
 

FedGR

Semi-Pro
Here we go. Due to a knee surgery 3 days ago and a laborious recovery from Ebola virus, this day I was playing tennis with my left hand.
It was a bit windy in there, so we opted for long, intelligently constructed rallies 8-B.

That's very high level tennis. Very good soft hands by both. Are you guy in bright red shirt?
 

mainmain

New User
That's very high level tennis. Very good soft hands by both. Are you guy in bright red shirt?
Thanks. I think you generously overestimate things but I do accept any fuel for my empty tank of tennistic self-confidence.
Yes I am the red thing (this is my new winning strategy to blind my opponent with an excess of red information), the other guy is a bassist in a 90s heavy metal band who I kidnapped for videotaping.
 

mainmain

New User
Human brain has a surprising plasticity. Experiments showed that people can live normally after a few days, when asked to wear permanently some VR-like goggles which flip the image of their environment.

Thus, I think a few dozen minutes should be enough for any motivated - and not color-blind - human to totally adjust on this court.

More interesting, maybe science is currently learning us the answer of the other thread about why french players/coaches fare that well (relatively speaking): in our country tennis is not a sport reserved to rich kids and spoiled princesses :unsure::rolleyes::-D
 
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Sir Weed

Professional
Human brain has a surprising plasticity. Experiments showed that people can live normally after a few days, when asked to wear permanently some VR-like goggles which flip the image of their environment.

Thus, I think a few dozen minutes should be enough for any motivated - and not color-blind - human to totally adjust on this court.

More interesting, maybe science is currently learning us the answer of the other thread about why french players/coaches fare that well (relatively speaking): in our country tennis is not a sport reserved to rich kids and whining princesses :unsure::rolleyes:
Agree.

I mostly play on clay and don't care about lines at all. The net is probably my main reference object that I use for orientation.
It's probably important to learn (ASAP) to adapt to uncomfortable/unusual conditions like low light, very windy, noisy, bad court, sun in your eyes, with earplugs, no lines at all, wet balls, dead balls, lively balls, different racquets, et cetera.
Today I'm going to play pirate tennis...
 

mainmain

New User
Agree.

I mostly play on clay and don't care about lines at all. The net is probably my main reference object that I use for orientation.
It's probably important to learn (ASAP) to adapt to uncomfortable/unusual conditions like low light, very windy, noisy, bad court, sun in your eyes, with earplugs, no lines at all, wet balls, dead balls, lively balls, different racquets, et cetera.
Today I'm going to play pirate tennis...
A friend of mine usually plays with a baby koala strapped to the belly and a Dustin Brown wig (2.5 kg when dry).
Not sure of the resultd yet.
 

FedGR

Semi-Pro
Thanks. I think you generously overestimate things but I do accept any fuel for my empty tank of tennistic self-confidence.
Yes I am the red thing (this is my new winning strategy to blind my opponent with an excess of red information), the other guy is a bassist in a 90s heavy metal band who I kidnapped for videotaping.
I think you generously underestimate your level so humbly accept my comments! I doubt that anybody without extensive training and match experience can play you guys! :):)

Did the guy used to play for In Flames? Not even kidding, he would perfectly fit in the below music video. :-D:-D

 

FedGR

Semi-Pro
@ChaelAZ That's pretty good hitting. What I would would focus on if I were you is serving. Most of your serves were going to the middle of the box and you were not putting a lot of pressure on your opponent. You need to aim a little bit more mentally. Sure 1 or 2 serves might go out but the rest that will go in will put you in a much better position to win the point.

Also the toss was confusing at times, you were hitting the ball over your head yet you were going for flat serves. I would throw the ball maybe 5 inches in front of you and another 2-3 to your side so you can enable your shoulder better. This will give you some nice extra power without really any more effort. Besides that, it was good, nice movement and solid BH and FH! (y) (y)
 

Curious

Legend
Felt good so no excuses. Had some good points. Wish I had the first set recorded as it almost took and hour and had more rally points. I won the first 7/5 and Jean the second 5/7. Here is a bit. I was feeling it and as always, need better fitness (reminder to self).


Very shallow racket drop on the serve. The whole throwing action is happening too high. You know the reason? Look at the hitting elbow position. Too high all along the swing from the trophy onwards. Also quite small shoulder tilt.


Very similar to the issues with Chung’s serve.


In the Djokovic/Chung match Courier was alluding to his right elbow being above the line of his right shoulder, sacrificing power and possible shoulder impingement.
 
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Felt good so no excuses. Had some good points. Wish I had the first set recorded as it almost took and hour and had more rally points. I won the first 7/5 and Jean the second 5/7. Here is a bit. I was feeling it and as always, need better fitness (reminder to self).


Which player is you Chael?


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